Human milk is easily digested by the baby, and breastfed newborns typically nurse eight to twelve times a day. Please enable scripts and reload this page. Some mothers choose to continue breastfeeding into the toddler or preschool years. Soon, however, the nursing pattern will stabilize, and feedings will become less frequent. The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. Our Sponsors Log in Register.
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The drops of milk on your nipple also will encourage your baby to feed.
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Transitional Milk and Mature Milk
By this time, the overall nutritional contribution of breastfeeding has diminished proportionate to the great variety of other beverages and solids the child is consuming. This is yet another result of the hormone oxytocin. The combination of sharply increased demand and the resulting increased human milk supply may make you feel like you are constantly breastfeeding during this early period. Please enable scripts and reload this page.